Airport: Grantley Adams Intl.
Land Area: 166 sq. miles
Population: Approx. 270,000
Currency: Barbados dollar
Barbados Tourism Authority
(246) 427 2623 www.visitbarbados.org
BARBADOS: A Caribbean Surprise
The natural attributes with which the Caribbean islands are blessed lend themselves to tourism. But Barbados, the most easterly island, has an added advantage. It has been in the tourism business longer than its neighbours and therefore brings to it a certain professionalism.
There is a magical quality about Barbados which makes the island appear to be at once modern and old-worldly; wild and tamed. For those who love to view a tumultuous sea, Bathsheba offers that and more – the famous rocks set down by the hands of gods. For those who seek a relaxing beach, the west coast is where they should head. There the white sands and a tranquil sea are the answer to anyone’s dream.
Barbados’ British history accounts for part of its charm. Reminders of the military past remain and Barbados has a number of plantation houses, relics of when sugar was king.
Come to Barbados, an amazing island that will enchant you.